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National Scrabble Championships start in New York

08/10/2014 8:51am
Scrabble fanatics from around the globe have come to Buffalo, New York, to compete for the $10,000 top prize at the 25th National Scrabble Championships.

New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI'

08/10/2014 9:30am
A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!"

'Mad Max' director 'heartbroken' over Mel Gibson

08/10/2014 11:41am
"Mad Max" director George Miller was "heartbroken" over Mel Gibson's string of scandals in recent years, and said plans for a new trilogy prompted him to pick a younger actor for revisiting the post-apocalyptic auto action franchise.

Decrepit 110-room Philly estate on market for $20M

08/10/2014 11:52am
A dilapidated 110-room, 70,000-square-foot estate in Philadelphia is on the market again, but an architect says the $20 million price tag doesn't include the tens of millions more it needs in repairs.

Report: US actor Steven Seagal performs in Crimea

08/10/2014 12:50pm
The Russian news RIA Novosti says American actor and musician Steven Seagal has performed at a concert in the breakaway region of Crimea on a stage decorated with the flag of pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Afghan actor links cultures as US war interpreter

08/10/2014 1:21pm
Fahim Fazli's screen career was beginning to take off, with roles in blockbusters like "Iron Man," when the Afghanistan-born actor decided it was time to give back to the country that had taken him in after he fled Russian occupation a quarter century earlier.

Iyanla, Sharpton, others recognized by McDonald's

08/10/2014 1:41pm
From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year's recipients of the McDonald's 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

08/10/2014 5:40pm
There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.

Woodley, Elgort among Teen Choice Awards winners

08/10/2014 8:51pm
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards.